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Ray Kurzweil accelerates change at weekend confab

Ray Kurzweil accelerates change at weekend confab

This past weekend Stanford University hosted the Accelerating Change 2005 conference, bringing together visionaries, academics, and forward-thinking executives to share thoughts on Artificial intelligence (AI)—in the broadest sense of the word—and Intelligence amplification (IA), which, according to the conference Website, "empowers human beings and their social, political, and economic environments.

September 19, 2005 by in Enterprise Software

Did Vodaphone just beat Google to the punch?

Did Vodaphone just beat Google to the punch?

Barely minutes pass after I first pressed the publish button on my Google PC blog and InfoWorld has a story  on the European-based VodaPhone introducing a VodaPhone PC with 3G networking technology built-in.  Verizon Wireless, a US-based joint venture between VodaPhone and Verizon is expected to follow suit  this Monday.

September 19, 2005 by in Mobility

Oracle's buccaneers head for Port Fusion

Oracle's buccaneers head for Port Fusion

Larry Ellison, the swashbuckling buccaneer and yachtsman of the consolidating enterprise software industry, left it to his chief lieutenant and deal maker Charles Phillips to kick off Oracle Open World at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. One of high-tech Oracle/BMW racing yachts--Ellison's preferred sailing vessel--spanned the floor at the Moscone North entrance to the keynotes.

September 19, 2005 by in Oracle

eWeek's Rapoza is on the standards bandwagon

eWeek's Rapoza is on the standards bandwagon

My former colleague Jim Rapoza, lab director at eWeek, has joined the chorus of those who are tarring and feathering the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for making Internet Explorer a requirement in order for natural disaster victims (eg: Katrina vicitims) to apply online for assistance.  Writes Rapoza: I looked at the online application on the FEMA Web site, and it is a very simple form—applicants are presented with standard fields asking for basic identifying information.

September 19, 2005 by in Enterprise Software

Carr gives Microsoft a taste of its own OpenDoc medicine (and I pile on)

Carr gives Microsoft a taste of its own OpenDoc medicine (and I pile on)

Nicholas Carr, the Harvard Business School professor who posited that IT doesn't matter in his book Does IT Matter?, has, in his most recent blog, sided with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in its decision to    phase out office applications from Microsoft and other providers in favor of those based on open standards, including the recently approved OpenDocument standard.

September 19, 2005 by in Microsoft

What ails Microsoft

What ails Microsoft

Worth reading: BusinessWeek has a good package on what ails Microsoft--innovation stagnation, slow product development, sagging morale, too much bureaucracy and slower growth (but record profits). Included in the package in an in-depth interview with CEO Steve Ballmer, who of course disputes the notion that Microsoft is struggling.

September 18, 2005 by in Microsoft

Chess master Kasparov takes on tech execs...and Putin

Chess master Kasparov takes on tech execs...and Putin

At the Disruptions 2005 technology conference put on by Deloitte in San Francisco today, world renowned chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov gave a brief speech and then simultaneously played against about 20 of the executives attending the conference. I talked to Udi Manber, CEO of Amazon’s A9 search engine, who proudly told me he lasted 23 moves with Kasparov, who was ranked number one in the world from 1984 until his retirement earlier this year.

September 16, 2005 by in Government

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